When Darren and Pru Seeley started planning their gracious Craigburn Farm residence they’d each intention of it being their “endlessly residence”.
Nonetheless, modified household circumstances have meant the couple – and their nine-year-old son – are relocating to the southern Highlands of New South Wales, in order that they’re reluctantly saying goodbye to their residence of the final 4 years.
“It was positively going to be our endlessly residence,” Mr Seeley says of the six-bedroom Creswell Avenue property. “We constructed it with out the intention of shifting, however for household causes we will likely be relocating on the finish of the yr.
“We definitely didn’t construct it to resell. We constructed it and put all the pieces into it – even right down to the best particulars, similar to the actual fact the airconditioning will be individually managed in every room, there may be underfloor heating within the loos and extra-high ceilings all through.”
The couple’s imaginative and prescient was dropped at life by builder Alan Sheppard – and the result’s nothing wanting a recent basic.
From the hand-laid blackbutt and jarrah parquetry flooring that circulation from the grand entry corridor to the temper lighting within the residence theatre, the residence options high quality fixtures and fittings all through.
The visitor suite on the principle flooring has its personal dressing room, laundry services and ensuite – making it perfect for household or associates to remain over. It’s one in every of three grasp bedrooms, with the palatial predominant suite taking pleasure of place on the higher flooring.
Bedrooms 4 and 5 each have built-in robes full with hand basins, whereas a flexible examine is also used as an additional bed room if required.
Mr Seeley says it’s been a fully unbelievable residence to stay in.
“In actual fact, if we do ultimately construct once more down the observe we’ll be taking the plans with us,” he says. “We’ve discovered it flows completely and it’s very, very useful – so we’d be trying to construct it once more.”
He highlights the house’s entertaining capabilities as one in every of its key options.
“The a number of ovens – there’s truly 4 – and three dishwashers, together with a business one, within the kitchen means it’s only a breeze for entertaining,” he says. “We’ve acquired a big prolonged household in order that they’d usually come round for night meals or Sunday dinners.
“We’ve additionally discovered the house’s a number of dwelling areas have additionally been an actual bonus – we’ve had upwards of 35 guests at anybody time and it simply doesn’t really feel crowded.
“The eating room, the lounge room, the household room – they’re all large areas so there’s loads of area for individuals to congregate in in the event that they like.”
An outside kitchen with a built-in barbecue offers an alternative choice for entertaining.
Different standout options of the property embrace its 15kW photo voltaic system, double storage with distant entry, app-based CCTV and monitored alarm system and low-maintenance gardens. There are additionally a number of information factors all through the house.
Mr Seeley says Craigburn Farm additionally has loads of pure allure.
“You’ve acquired views proper throughout Blackwood Park and – as a result of we’re constructed fairly excessive – you possibly can see proper out to the water. We frequently have geese come up and there’s a vacant block out the again – and also you’ll usually see kangaroos in there. So that you’re about as near nation life as you may get – whereas nonetheless having all of the services of the Blackwood township solely a few minutes away.”
Mr Seeley expects the property to attraction to a younger skilled household. “And I hope they take pleasure in dwelling right here as a lot as we’ve,” he says.